Since opening its no-kill shelter in Fort Bragg in 2001, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society has not only kept its own facility (which includes a veterinary surgery and grassy, wooded play yards) at full capacity to save as many lives as possible, it's enhanced the lifesaving work with community outreach from spay/neuter programs to dog training classes. And, since a well-trained dog is one who's likely to fit in well in his new home, training's a big part of the lives of the shelter dogs during their stay as well.
Like young Finn here, who's grown up at the shelter, having come in as a small pup with his mom. His very well-behaved mom was soon adopted when she became available; now this bright boy (he's a Lab/border collie mix, so expect energy and intelligence) is ready for his own home. He's taking classes now to learn his manners, and like all youngsters will benefit from reinforcement when he gets to his new home.
Coming up July 21 is MCHS's annual Animal Celebration in Fort Bragg, a day of fun and fundraising. Mark your calendars!
Photo: Finn — Mendocino Coast Humane Society